2014 marks the 30th year of the University of Iowa Library Conservation Lab! We begin a year of celebratory events starting with an evening lecture by world famous book conservation Adam Larsson.
Larsson studied bookbinding and book and paper conservation at Hantverkets Folkhogskola School in Leksand, Sweden. Since 1994 he has worked as a book conservator at the Carolina Rediviva (Uppsala University Library) in Sweden. In his work he has performed conservation treatments on a great variety of different materials: 2000 year-old papyrus fragments, books from Copernicus’ own library, medieval manuscripts, fire and water damaged books and also material from the maps and prints department at the Library. Adam has lectured and conducted classes and workshops at institutions and bookbinding guilds in Sweden, Finland, England, Italy, Jordan and the United States. He spent a month studying the technique and conservation of Byzantine manuscripts in Greece, and has taken classes in book conservation with teachers Anthony Cains, Nicholas Hadgraft, Jim Bloxam, Maria Fredericks and many others.